Pregnancy more perilous for black women in R.I.

By Madeleine ListJournal Staff Writer  Posted Apr 27, 2019 at 3:14 PMUpdated Apr 27, 2019 at 3:15 PM    Rhode Island health officials and community activists are working to improve care for pregnant black women, who face more maternity-related complications than their white peers, according to national and state data. Just as troubling, patients say, is the implicit bias they experienced from medical staff during labor and […]

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A COMMUNITY FORUM BY AND FOR WOMEN OF COLOR On Saturday, October 27th, women of color from all around Rhode Island came to participate in “Invisible No More: Women of Color Standing Together“. We want to take the time to thank everyone for attending and participating! We had over 80 attendees to the community forum! Many thanks […]


These fifteen locals made the Ocean State a better place this year — not because it’s their job, but because it’s what they felt called to do. A highlight featuring our very own Ditra Edwards.

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Below are a few ways you can become connected with SISTA FIRE:   SISTA Circle   SISTA FIRE IS LOOKING FOR BOLD WOMEN! We are developing a network of women of color–ages 18-30–to build our collective power for social, economic and political transformation. This spring, we hope you will join us in our SISTA Circle […]